Big Brain Aliens

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Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks?

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Describes Orbiter Damage on STS-27 (Atlantis 1988)...

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Guest blogger veteran Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane weighs in on the severe impact damage to Atlantis on his own 1988 flight (STS-27) and to Columbia's disastrous flight in 2003 (STS-107)

​SpaceX launches 64 satellites into orbit in mission that breaks 2...

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It was "one of the most complex and intricate endeavors" SpaceX has ever undertaken. Source: SpaceX launches 64 satellites into orbit in mission that...

The Art of the IAAA: David A. Hardy – The King...

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Today we begin a new bi-weekly feature that introduces the art and history of the members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA),...

Beyond sci-fi: ​Building the bionic body

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these days, everyone wants to be "Steve Austin"....

Review of the HD Re-Release of FROM THE EARTH TO THE...

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HBO drops the ball on the BluRay release of From Earth to the Moon, the award-winning documentary series. This review includes a word from one of the original effects artists.

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

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A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.

David Whitaker – Unsung Hero of Doctor Who

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Every so often in life, a moment of serendipity occurs when everyone involved in a project creates something marvellous. The birth of Doctor Who, fifty years ago this week, is one of those moments.

MARS! (HUH!) GOOD GOD, Y’ALL!

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Steve went to hear a talk about colonizing Mars. Can we? Will we? Should we? You tell Steve! (Ed note. Go ahead and tell NASA what can't be done - chances are they'll say "we've already done that"

News | NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache

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Watching clouds and drilling for clay, it's just Curiosity's ordinary (Martian) day.

Results of the 31st Galaxy Award Announced

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The Chinese Galaxy Award for 2020

See Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness map here

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Like Stevenson, Tolkien and other creators of fantasy worlds, Ursula K. Le Guin was a cartographer as well as a writer Source: See Le Guin's...

Lost Curiosities: Babies on Display

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In 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition would put babies on display, going so far as to raffle off Ernest, a one-month old orphaned child.

7 Facts About Parallel Universe (Theories & Evidence) 

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...this could mean that there's a universe out there with No Amazing Stories. Lets not go there.

Women Destroy* Hard SF Poetry!!! Round Up November 2015

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Oxymoron? If you think the title of this blog post is one, then read on, dear disillusioned reader! Be warned though, it's going to...

The Fatal Science Flaw of the Premise of Interstellar

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Interstellar my be visually stunning, but it does have a scientific fatal flaw

It’s (Not) Rocket Science: John Aaron: “SCE to AUX”

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INTRODUCTION This is a blog about rockets and science and rocket scientists.  I’ve spent my career in this field, working among the people who make...

Why Nikola Tesla was obsessed with the Egyptian pyramids

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In 1905, Tesla filed a patent in the U.S. titled "The art of transmitting electrical energy through the natural medium,"

News | NASA’s Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

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The Spitzer space telescop has delivered some of the most stunning cosmic images

An Interview with Kevin R. Grazier, Science Consultant for GRAVITY

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Kevin R. Grazier is a planetary scientist and friend of mine who has regularly landed gigs as a science consultant on a number of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. Including GRAVITY.
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SPACE: How Many Humans Could Live on the Moon?

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Don't they read Heinlein? Moon colonies are largely sublunarian...and besides, everyone on the planet could fit on the island of Zanzibar if they'd all just exhale....

Hugo Gernsback’s Patents

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I happened upon a resource that made it fairly easy to gather up a bunch (perhaps all) of the registration numbers for Hugo Gernsback's...

Amazingly Enough: Lost And Found – Down The Drain

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LOST: ONE FRESHWATER LAKE. BLUE IN COLOR. LAST SEEN IN IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA, 1980.

World’s oldest forest found in New York state​

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Research of site specimens suggests that the forebearers to modern plants evolved much earlier than expected.

NASA Just Released an Incredible Map of All Known Exoplanets

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This map is SO cool, even though we linked to it in news, it bears repeating!

Our Friends Edible Nitrogen and Radioactive Decay, or: The Science of...

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Fans have been known to do strange things - including the consumption of frozen isotopes.

Good Versus Evil

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Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do...

Lagrangian Points – In Reality and Fiction (Part 1)

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Lagrangian points are well known to anybody interested in astronomy or astrophysics. But even if you are not into the science part of SF, chances are...

timTalk: Tonight’s Episode – Schroedinger’s Cat

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Timothy the Talking Cat, Camestros Felapton's publishing partner, interviews one of the most reknowned cats of all time, Schroedinger's Cat. The results are what you might expect.

News | A New Plan for Keeping NASA’s Oldest Explorers Going

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Voyagers 1 & 2 should be renamed Timex 1 and Timex 2 - they just keep on ticking.